Voortrekker Monument

Voortrekker Monument Heritage Site, Groenkloof, Pretoria (Tshwane)  
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Description

Much of South Africa’s architectural heritage goes far beyond broekie-lace and gables. The austere Voortrekker Monument in Pretoria pays homage to the gritty trekkers who deserted the Cape Colony in the mid 1800s.

The entire 62-metre high structure is loaded with symbolism, from the assegai motif entrance, to the rippling patterns and friezes of the ‘Hall of Heroes’ and the 64 laager wagons surrounding the building. There’s even an opening in the dome roof that allows the sun’s rays to light up the cenotaph every year at 12 noon, 16 December. In essence, the monument functions as a giant sundial.

Situated on top of Skanskop and within a nature reserve, the monument boasts lovely views of Pretoria. Shops, a restaurant, art gallery and various activities including horse rides are on offer.

Voortrekker Monument Map

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Accommodation near Voortrekker Monument

*Distances are shown as the crow flies and not necessarily the actual travelling distance.

The Blue Train Route - Pretoria to Cape Town to Pretoria
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from R27,590
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The Blue Train Route - Pretoria to Cape Town to Pretoria

Sleeps 78 Pretoria Central Train in Pretoria Central
2.62km from Voortrekker Monument

The Blue Train Route - Pretoria to Cape Town is a 27-hour scenic train journey. This 1600 km trip al...

from R18,860
1 night, 2 adults

The Blue Train Route - Pretoria to Hoedspruit to Pretoria

Sleeps 78 Pretoria Central Train in Pretoria Central
2.62km from Voortrekker Monument

The Blue Train Route - Pretoria to Hoedspruit is a new route added to the iconic The Blue Train. The...

from R750
1 night, 2 adults

Khanimambo Guest House

Sleeps 8 Muckleneuk Guest House in Muckleneuk
2.80km from Voortrekker Monument

Khanimambo Guest House strives to be an exclusive and luxurious accommodation service provider for l...

from R770
1 night, 2 adults

Manhattan Hotel

Sleeps 156 Pretoria Central Hotel in Pretoria Central
2.89km from Voortrekker Monument

Manhattan Hotel is located in Pretoria Central, close to the Pretoria Gautrain station. The aim at M...

from R600
1 night, 2 adults

186 @ Ridge

Sleeps 3 Muckleneuk Self-catering in Muckleneuk
3.16km from Voortrekker Monument

Self-catering garden apartment located on the outskirts of the stately old suburb of Muckleneuk, wit...

from R700
1 night, 2 adults

Red Apple Guest House

Sleeps 20 Muckleneuk Guest House in Muckleneuk
3.23km from Voortrekker Monument

Red Apple Guest House is situated in a quiet residential area of Sunnyside in Pretoria. Here guest c...

from R910
1 night, 2 adults

Burgers Park Hotel

Sleeps 364 Pretoria Central Hotel in Pretoria Central
3.44km from Voortrekker Monument

The Burgers Park Hotel is an executive hotel situated in central Pretoria. The hotel overlooks the ...

Tree Tops and Treats Guest House
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from R680
1 night, 2 adults

Tree Tops and Treats Guest House

Sleeps 50 Muckleneuk Guest House in Muckleneuk
3.50km from Voortrekker Monument

Tree Tops and Treats Guest House is situated in Leyds Street, Muckleneuk Hill, nestled among trees o...

from R3,000
1 night, 2 adults

Illyria House

Sleeps 24 Muckleneuk Boutique Hotel in Muckleneuk
3.52km from Voortrekker Monument

The new Illyria House comprises of 12 suites, six are luxury suites and six are classic suites. It i...

from R680
1 night, 2 adults

Morning Star Express Hotel

Sleeps 378 Sunnyside Hotel in Sunnyside
3.55km from Voortrekker Monument

Morning Star Express Hotel offers excellent value accommodation to all its valued guests in the form...

 
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